Drove to Rotorua, nice trip over the mountain again. I have to say Rotorua was a little bit of a disappointment for us, it’s really commercial and that’s not really our thing. Also the hot pools make everything smell of sulphur.
One thing we did really enjoy was the Redwood forest. Parked up and did a 90minute walk around the forest. There was also a tree walk but there were a lot of children up in there and quite a queue and so we stuck to the forest walk. We drove up to the Blue lake which from the pictures is really beautiful when the sun is shining, but we had an overcast sky so it was not the bright blue that you see in a lot of the pictures.
In the evening we had a tour of the down town area in Tauranga and a really good Indian meal.